Let's see if we've got this straight. There are 23 million people out of work? Well, 22,886,000 after the lastest jobs report supposedly added 114,000 new jobs, taking the unemployment rate all the way down to 7.8%. This is the first time in 43 months that the unemployment rate is under 8%. Somehow, the Obama Administration sees the figure as proof positive that the economy is turning around. Whatever.
On top of that, the country is $16 trillion in debt. Mr. Obama's first "Stimulus" package failed to stimulate, so he had the rubber-stamp liberal/socialist/Democrat (LSD) Congress pass a second one and ended up with the same result. His partial government takeover of the banking and automobile industries has led to tight credit and the mass production of an electric car with a battery that tends to explode and that nobody wants to buy. The housing market is a mess with record foreclosures and plunging prices.
His job-killing Obamacare boondoggle was passed in order that we could see what was in it. It's two years later, and not many people like what they see.
The President's "shovel-ready" green jobs haven't materialized. He's stood by and watched helplessly as green companies like Solyndra accepted millions of taxpayer dollars and went bankrupt anyway. He's pretty much shut down the domestic oil industry, stopping offshore drilling and shipping those jobs to Brazil in the process.
Mr. Obama's foreign policy is in shambles, especially in the Middle East, where his blanket apologies for America's past "mistakes" have fallen flat. Iran is close to building its very own nuclear weapon as Russia and China have clearly not gone along with the "tough" U.N. sanctions that were imposed to prevent it, although the naive Mr. Obama takes them at their word that he has their support.
The President and his LSD cohorts crow that, by his order, Osama bin Laden is dead and the War on Terror is over. The threat of terrorism no longer exists. If only that were so.
Perhaps to show the Muslim world his good intentions, he endorsed the removal of the always-entertaining Libyan dictator, Muammar Ghadafy, from his seat of power as well as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. So what if he had no idea who would fill the power vacuum in either place? The Muslim Brotherhood was a "moderate" organization, or so he'd been told by his Muslim sources. He seems to believe that Americans are gullible, and so desirous of living in peace that they'll believe whatever he says.
How else to explain the President's seeming indifference to the eleventh anniversary of 9-11? It's as if he believed that, if only we ignored it, or at least didn't make too big a deal of it, perhaps the Islamo-Fascist Nazis that took over in Libya and Egypt, as well as those fighting to displace the Syrian government, along with Hezbollah, Hamas, and al-Qaeda would let it pass as well. One would think that the LSD mainstream media proclaimed smartest man ever to occupy the Oval Office would have known better.
However, with the anniversary of 9-11 creeping ever closer, U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was concerned enough for his safety, for his very life in fact, as well as the lives of the embassy staff, that he requested that security of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi be increased. The President refused his request. Four Americans, including Mr. Stevens died as a result, when the consulate was "spontaneously" attacked with automatic weapons, mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
American embassies were attacked almost simultaneously in Cairo, Yemen, and more than 20 Muslim countries.
For two weeks, though he knew better, the President insisted that the attacks were "spontaneous demonstrations," the result of Muslim anger over an American produced internet video, "Innocence of Muslims" which came up a bit short when it came to respecting the Prophet Mohammed. The President even went before the U.N., protesting that it isn't his fault that Muslims watch too many movies.
Besides, hadn't the embassy staff in Cairo already apologized for the First Amendment rights of Americans before the attack on their embassy even began? Hadn't he refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Doesn't he seem willing enough to live with a nuclear-armed Iran? "There is just "no excuse for such violence," the President said before flying off to another campaign rally. To his mind, his scolding ended the matter.
Then came last week's disaster in the first Presidential Debate. Perhaps the President, with so much else going on in his life, simply hadn't had time to prepare. Maybe he felt that he was so on top of things that he didn't need to prepare. It's even concievable that that, as Goofy Al Gore suggested, the high altitude got to him. Whatever happened, Mitt Romney siezed the opportunity to breathe new life into his candidacy by wiping up the debate floor with the obviously less than engaged Mr. Obama. The President has been sinking like a stone in the polls since then.
And in the face of all this, the very next day, he calls Mitt Romney a "liar" and vents his outrage over Big Bird? The President siezes on the possibility that a cartoon character might end up on food stamps and lose his health care if Mitt Romney is elected and follows through on his promise to pull his federal funding? That's it? "Instead of declaring war on Wall Street, Mitt Romney is declaring war on Sesame Street," says the President. Curious.
Question: Why does the President feel the need to "declare war" on any of his fellow Americans? Wall Street or the Bowery?
Even Jon Stewart had trouble understanding why the President was wasting time on what really amounted to a Romney throwaway line. Everybody knows that the multi-million dollar Big Bird empire has no need of federal funding anyway. Besides, Big Bird is a puppet. He doesn't eat, and aside from the occasional restuffing or replacement of a few yellow feathers from time to time, he has no real need of health care. Somebody really ought to make sure to tell the President that he ought to make it known that he is absolutely certain in his own mind that Big Bird isn't a real person. Right now, that isn't at all clear.
A couple of months back, former President Bill Clinton made a campaign commercial which endorsed the re-election of Mr. Obama. "This is a clear choice," he said. For once in his life, Slick Willie spoke the truth.
If that choice isn't clear enough by now, tune in to tonight's Vice-Presidential debate between incumbent LSDVP Big - er- Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan. Joe the Walking Gaffe Machine hasn't been sequestered all week for nothing. The LSDs say that he's been "studying." If Mr. Obama is staking his re-election chances on Mr. Biden, and make no mistake, he is, he can't have much confidence in his chances.